Police Intervention and the Repeat of Domestic Assault
Publication Year: 2005
Type: Federal resource, Online Publication
This publication is a report of a study done analyzing 2564 assaults committed by spouses, ex-spouses, partners and ex-partners to determine if arrests had an effect on repeat behavior. The study found that police involvement has a strong deterrent effect while the effect of the arrest is small and statistically insignificant. The study also found no support for the hypothesis that offenders retaliate when victims call the police rather than a third party.
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